225,000 reasons not to jailbreak your iPhone - iOS malware in the wild

225,000 reasons not to jailbreak your iPhone - iOS malware in the wild

Over 225,000 iOS devices have been hit by a malware attack, stealing Apple ID account usernames and passwords, certificate keys, private keys, App Store purchasing information and more.

The good news is that the problem is contained to jailbroken devices. The bad news is that people still jailbreak their iPhones.

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Lizard squad

UK's National Crime Agency hit by DDoS attack, following LizardStresser arrests

Last week, users of Lizard Squad's DDoS-on-demand service were feeling the heat after arrests were made by UK police.

This week, it's the UK's National Crime Agency which has found itself the victim of a denial-of-service attack.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

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Banana peel

How can banana peels help the infosec community?

A recent ruling against Wyndham Hotels may not cause a dramatic acceleration in security practices of many corporations, but it is perhaps the kick-start that is needed to move both corporate security as well as the Infosec profession in a positive direction.

Guest contributor Bob Covello reports.

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LizardStresser: Six people arrested in connection with Lizard Squad’s DDoS attack tool

LizardStresser: Six people arrested in connection with Lizard Squad’s DDoS attack tool

British police have arrested six people in connection with distributed denial-of-service attacks that attempted to bring down websites belonging to a national newspaper, a school and a number of online retailers.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

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Team Poison hacker believed killed by US drone strike

Team Poison hacker believed killed by US drone strike

From hacking Tony Blair's contact address book to hijacking US Central Command's Twitter account, Junaid Hussain had a history of cybercrime.

And now he has apparently been killed by a US drone attack in Syria.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.

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